SW History Matters

The objective of this group is to give us all a chance to share information about our SW Rochester past so that we can put the present in perspective.  Besides it being interesting and fun this cooperative participation can help us plan for the future.

Location: SW Rochester
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2021

Thoughts for Using this Group

Below is the Discussion Forum which will be used for posting information you think may start a back and forth discussion with other group members.  The body of the Discussion which the author posts can be edited as often as necessary by the author to add information in the future.  Replies posted by others can only be edited for a very brief period by the person posting the reply.  Please proofread it carefully before you post.

The Comment Wall below the Forum is best suited for posting information that you do not expect to initiate a discussion with and that you want completely visible to someone scrolling down this group page.

Everyone is welcome to share stories and pictures that shed light on our area's history.  This could be part of your family history; pictures of neighborhoods and landmarks back when; documentation of important events, etc.  If you have documented neighborhood events in online albums consider sharing links to the albums.

I'll start a Discussion for sharing pictures of historic interest.  You can use the "Reply" option to that discussion to contribute digital images with information on who, what, where and when the picture was taken.

Hopefully this is enough to get us off and running. Don't hesitate to email or call if you have questions. 328-4271

Discussion Forum

When did SW Common Council (Sector 4) Begin?

Started by Eleanor Coleman Nov 29, 2019. 0 Replies

Following was a "Sector 4 Communications Committee " email in October of 2010.Since last Wednesday's Sector 4 Community Development Corporation meeting and last Thursday's SW Common Council meeting,…Continue

19th Ward Oral/Video History Project

Started by Sandra Talarico Feb 14, 2016. 0 Replies

South West History Matters because it gives those that live here & others interested in the area information about how the area developed, what there was, what there is, & what's coming.…Continue

Citizen and Merchant of the Year Dinner 2015-09-26

Started by John Boutet Feb 14, 2016. 0 Replies

On September 26, 2015 The 19th Ward Community Association held its special 50th year anniversary Citizen & Merchant of the Year Awards Dinner.  The event reviewed many of the events that took…Continue

Arnett Library Martin Luther King Celebration Jan. 16, 2016

Started by John Boutet Jan 17, 2016. 0 Replies

The Saturday, January 16, MLK celebration included an interesting presentation by Adam McFadden.  His review of Martin's shift to addressing the Vietnam War, economic inequality and poverty in the…Continue

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You need to be a member of SW History Matters to add comments!

Comment by John Boutet on June 2, 2015 at 9:14pm

Do we know a date and where South Park is in Rochester for the picture below MaryDaniel?

Comment by MaryDaniel Cooper on June 2, 2015 at 8:59pm


Comment by David Culeton on May 19, 2015 at 11:19am


Many of you are probably aware that I am attempting to save Hunt's Hardware through its purchase, renovation, restocking, and re-energizing. I am doing this by asking for contributions of $100 in exchange for $150 of store credit paid out in 3 equal amounts on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd anniversaries of store re-opening.

Please go to the contribution site to learn about how I plan to change Hunt's to make it successful and to benefit the 19th Ward:

If you are unable to contribute financially, it would be greatly appreciated if you can support the initiative to save Hunt's by sharing this link with other contractors, residents, or people who might be more able to help.


David Culeton

Future Owner of Hunt's Hardware


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